Jesus Christ is God's BIG SURPRISE for our messed up planet.
It seems highly unlikely that Holy God, satisfied within Himself for eternity with ultimate friendship between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, would be willing for one of those Persons to come to earth for awhile to live in the cramped quarters of a human body among crooked humans and allow Himself to be lynched. The obvious question is: WHY?
You should find this hard to believe, but He actually did it FOR YOU, (and for me), so that He could rescue us from the punishment a HOLY God must give out for rebellion against Him (called "sin"). That punishment is eternal hell.
As good as that rescue sounds to us pain-avoiding humans, it is not the best part of the deal. The best is that Jesus offers you and me eternal friendship with Him - and the Holy Spirit and the Father. Don't ask me to explain the "Three-in-One". My best guess it is something like electrons, protons, and neutrons in one atom. I would be suspicious of a God that is not more complex than my limited mental abilities can comprehend. I like the statement: "The two great facts of universe are: 1) There is a God. 2) I am not Him."
The friendship starts with Jesus being kind to us before we are even paying any attention to Him. When He does get our attention, He offers to forgive us of the all the things that bother our conscience - and that bother HIM. He wants to get the sin out of the way SO THAT He can become our best friend forever! BIG SURPRISE, for sure!! Likely story, "Best friends with God!" - BUT IT IS TRUE! (He certainly doesn't do this because He doesn't have any other friends! Remember, He did rejoin His eternal friends, Father and Holy Spirit. It's not like He needs us to get through His day!)
Read through Jesus' resume below, to get a better understanding of Who He IS. You need to answer that question before considering the NEXT question: "What does He want from me?" And why does He want something from you? It is because Jesus has loved you far more than you can imagine since long before you were born on earth - and loves you today. He really wants you to accept His offer of friendship, for your sake and for His sake!
The following tells Who Jesus is, and what He did.
It may seem narrow-minded to say Jesus is the only way to connect with God and go to heaven, but sometimes the truth is narrow. Jesus had to actually be the Son of God to pull off His rescue mission. No other great religious leader in history has claimed to HIMSELF BE the way to God. They have pointed the way for others, but who they were was not essential to following their teachings. That is what is different about Jesus.
IF you believe the third statement is true, click on the second question: